iContour

Interactive Contouring Platform for Radiation Oncology

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Bringing Contouring to Mobile and VR.


The Contouring Problem

Contouring is a critical procedure for delivering treatment in radiation oncology. Poor contouring frequently occurs in the low accruing treatment centers and can cause incompliant treatment plans, causing a decrease in the patient's long-term survival rate. 

While existing contouring tools are usually manifested as standalone software or web-based applications, and only support traditional mouse/keyboard for information input, it is challenging for newcomers who usually choose to purchase a high-end mouse to achieve better control precision while drawing contours on slices. 

Our Solution

iContour (Interactive Contouring Platform for Radiation Oncology) aims to address this problem by designing innovative software support for contouring procedures on mobile and VR devices, with richer input/output modalities.  This can create tremendous impacts on the future computer-supported structure segmentation tools for resident training and real-world oncological disease diagnosis.


Our Team

James Murphy, M.D.

Associate Professor


Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

UC San Diego Health

Nadir Weibel, Ph.D.

Professor


Computer Science and Engineering

UC San Diego

Michael V. Sherer, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor


Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

UC San Diego Health

Matin Yarmand

Ph.D. Student


Computer Science and Engineering

UC San Diego

Chen Chen

Ph.D. Candidate


Computer Science and Engineering

UC San Diego

Larry Hernandez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar


Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

UC San Diego Health

Borui Wang

Undergrad Student


Human-Centered Design & Engineering

University of Washington


Incoming Ph.D. Student at Cornell

Alumni

Publications

[1] Matin Yarmand, Chen Chen, Kexin Cheng, James D. Murphy, Nadir Weibel, "'I’d be watching him contour till 10 o’clock at night': Understanding Tensions between Teaching Methods and Learning Needs in Healthcare Apprenticeship", In The 2024 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2024), Honolulu, HI, USA, May 11 - 16, 2024, DOI: 10.1145/3613904.3642453 (🏅Honorable Mentioned in ACM CHI 2024).

[2] Matin Yarmand, Borui Wang, Chen Chen, Michael V. Sherer, Larry Hernandez, Nadir Weibel, James D. Murphy, Nadir Weibel, Design and Development of a Training and Immediate Feedback Tool to Support Healthcare Apprenticeship, Extended Abstract of The 2023 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2023), Hamburg, Germany, April 23 - 28, 2023, DOI: 10.1145/3544549.3585894.

[3] Megan E. Orr, Anna Dornisch, Edward A.M. Duran, Matin Yarmand, Borui Wang, Nadir Weibel, Erin Gillespie, James D. Murphy, Michael V. Sherer, "Results From a Multi-Institutional Pilot Study of iContour, an Interactive Online Platform with Real-Time Feedback to Improve Contouring Education for Radiation Oncology Residents", International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2023, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.06.1825.

[4] Kexin Cheng, Matin Yarmand, Michael V. Sherer, Chen Chen, Borui Wang, Nadir Weibel, James D. Murphy, "Design-thinking Workshops and Survey to Assess Approaches for Contouring Feedback Exchange in Radiation Oncology", The 2023 Radiation Oncology Summit (ACRO 2023), Lake Buena Vista, FL, March 2023;

[5] Chen Chen, Matin Yarmand, Varun Singh, Michael V. Sherer, James D. Murphy, Yang Zhang, Nadir Weibel, "VRContour: Bringing Contour Delineations of Medical Structures Into Virtual Reality", In The Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2022), Singapore, pp. 64 - 73, DOI: 10.1109/ISMAR55827.2022.00020 [Teaser Video].

[6] Chen Chen, Matin Yarmand, Zhuoqun Xu, Varun Singh, Yang Zhang, Nadir Weibel, "Investigating Input Modality and Task Geometry on Precision-first 3D Drawing in Virtual Reality", In The Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2022), Singapore, pp. 384 - 393, DOI: 10.1109/ISMAR55827.2022.00054 [Dataset].

[7] Chen Chen, Matin Yarmand, Varun Singh, Michael V. Sherer, James D. Murphy, Yang Zhang, Nadir Weibel, "Exploring Needs and Design Opportunities for Virtual Reality-based Contour Delineations of Medical Structures", In the Companion Proceedings of The 2022 ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2022 Companion), DOI: 10.1145/3531706.3536456.

[8] Matin Yarmand, Michael V. Sherer, Chen Chen, Larry Hernandez, Nadir Weibel, James Murphy, Evaluating Accuracy, Completion Time, and Usability of Everyday Touch Devices for Contouring, The 64th Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO 2022), San Antonio, TX, USA, October 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.07.515;

[9] Matin Yarmand, Chen Chen, Danilo Gasques, Nadir Weibel, James Murphy, The RECODE Project: Lessons Learned from Facilitating REmote COntouring DEsign Workshops, The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021), Case Study, May 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/411763.3443445;

Sponsors

Our work is made possible by our collaborative partners and funding agencies.